May 28th, 2007

don't fear death

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snagged from beaten_grace
Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your Name: maia

Famous Artist/Band/Musician: madonna

4 letter word: meek

Street name: mirabeau

Vehicle: miata

TV Show: myth busters

City: madrid

Boy Name: marek

Girl Name: melissa

Alcoholic drink: merlot

Occupation: marketing

Store: macys

Something you wear: moccasins

Celebrity: michael moore

Food: mushrooms

Something found in a kitchen: melon baller

Reason for Being Late: missed the metro ;)

Cartoon Character: minnie mouse

Something You Shout: "More!!"
don't fear death


It takes all kinds to make the world and it shows in this week's selection
of words. For the next five days we'll see words to describe people of
various persuasions. You may meet them at work or on a train, in a park
or in the house next door--almost anywhere on earth.

Here's a fun exercise for you: find at least one person epitomizing the
day's word, every day this week. With some six billion of us around there
can't be any excuse for insufficient data.

pawky (PAW-kee) adjective

Sly, shrewd; dryly humorous.

[From Scots pawk (trick).]

Today's word in Visual Thesaurus:

-Anu Garg (words at

"I run into David, the outspoken protester from the Kerry rally,
standing next to a pawky, whey-faced fellow."
Wells Tower; Bird-Dogging the Bush Vote; Harper's (New York); Mar 2005.

"[Old Tom] had a pawky sense of fun, a dry humor."
John Garrity; Old Tom Morris is But One of Many Legends;
Sports Illustrated (New York); Feb 17, 1995.